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Grateful Dead Live at Pittsburgh Civic Arena on 1973-09-24

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Grateful Dead Live at Pittsburgh Civic Arena on 1973-09-24




Set 1

The Promised Land
Sugaree
Jack Straw
They Love Each Other
Mexicali Blues
Loose Lucy
Looks Like Rain
Row Jimmy
Big River
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Around And Around

Set 2

Ramble On Rose
El Paso
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
Greatest Story Ever Told
China Doll
Truckin' ->
Nobody's Fault But Mine ->
Jam ->
Eyes Of The World * ->
Weather Report Suite Prelude ->
Weather Report Suite Part ->
Let It Grow *
Sugar Magnolia *

*with Martin Fierro & Joe Ellis on horns


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Location Pittsburgh, PA

Source Matrix mix (SBD/AUD)
Transferred by Kevin Tobin

Notes

SBD + AUD Matrix 4 Source Mix
(50%-SBD/50%-AUD (varies some depending on combination of sources))


Audio Source Information
SBD1 (shnid=95740)
SBD: MR>R@7 1/2 ips(JG)>R@ 7 1/2 ips.(WB)>CD

Please note that this soundboard portion is still only a partial but includes 8 more songs than have previously circulated which include China Cat Sunflower, I Know You Rider, Around and Around, Ramble On Rose, complete Weather Report Suite and Sugar Magnolia. So this, like the Cottsman compilation is an SBD\AUD mixture, but with the addition of the GEM audience is not only more complete but overall sounds much better.

This soundboard was also edited and mastered by Jamie Waddell on the GEMS Edit Station

Big Thanks to Matt Smith for sharing his cd's of this amazing recording.
Per Matt "Have no idea why the mixing issues in the beginning. However, what a fantastic jam!! Nice 'China Doll' as well!!'

SBD2 (shnid=5839)
Source: Unknown generation soundboard > PCM > DAT > WAV > SHN

DAT > WAV > SHN: Dan Stephens (dms@well.com)
Tascam DA-20mkII > SBLive! (48-44.1) > WAV > MKW Audio Compression Tool
compiled by Dan Stephens 10/06/2001

NOTE: Special thanks to Peter Braverman for diggin into his vault and finding this for me - there was a bit of a difference between this source and what was used from it on the Cottsman compilation.

AUD1 (shnid=95729)
AUD MAR>R>CD

Edited and Mastered by Jamie Waddell on the GEMS Edit Station

A GEMS production -+-+- www.shnflac.net -+-+-

Notes
- Big Thanks to Matt Smith for sharing his cd's of this candelario audience.
- Patches and post production work performed by Kevin Tobin as part of the matrix\dts project using this show. Trac'ed Cdwave Flac'ed level 8 TLH

Per Matt Smith:
This is not in the vault. DL even looked at the box and told me. There may be one more reel gen but unless Kidd owns the master(s) Jerry(Debbie) had it as well as other AUDS Kidd did.

AUD2\SBD3 (shnid=11620)
Source 1: AUD>MR>?>CD>EAC>SHN
Source 2: SBD>MR>?>PCM>D>CD>EAC>SHN
Source 3: SBD>MR>?>CD>EAC>SHN (Mexicali Blues only)

The audience recording is of decent quality for the era (though frequently oversaturated), and the SBD portions are only very slightly degraded. Sound Forge was used for pitch corrections, patching, and to remove many crackles that were present on the SBD portions. Some circulating copies of this show may have a BIODTL after Greatest Story, and a WRS from a degraded SBD. Both of these portions are actually from the 10-21-73 SBD, though, and have been corrected for this shn set.

The audience recording supplies:
--Promised Land through TLEO
--China Cat through Half Step
--WRS-->Sugar Magnolia

Notes:
--many songs are missing the first few notes on the audience portions because of taper conservation; all such cuts are minor
--minor splice at beginning of Jack Straw, probably due to an accidental pause
--splice in China Cat @ 5:50
--dropout @ 6:12 in China Cat
--minor cut at the end of Half Step
--spice @ 6:15 in Sugar Magnolia

part of The Music Never Stopped Project 2002

Thanks to Michael Dixon, Alan Fink, & Dan Stephens
edits/encoding by JCotsman
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- Mixed by kevtobin@yahoo.com
- FLAC conversion 12-NOV-2008
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Multitrack Mixdown Settings

SET ONE

Stereo Matrix
SBD -0
AUD -0

SET TWO

Stereo Matrix
SBD -0
AUD -0
NOTE: For the most part when using AUD1 and SBD1 - mix was 50\50. But, with some of the other mixes, it might have varied a little from this.
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Audio Patches:

1) The soundboard portion is still only a partial but includes 8 more songs than have previously circulated which include China Cat Sunflower, I Know You Rider, Around and Around, Ramble On Rose, complete Weather Report Suite and Sugar Magnolia.

2) Promised Land, Sugaree, Jack Straw and They Love Each Other are a combination of AUD1 and AUD2 mixed at 65/35.

3) At the beginning of Promised Land, 58.634 seconds were missing from the AUD1 source and was filled in with audio from the AUD2 source. The first notes of Promised Land are missing from all sources.

4) Between Promised Land and Sugaree, 31.644 seconds were missing from the AUD2 source and was filled in with audio from the AUD1 source. This includes the first notes of Sugaree.

5) Between Sugaree and Jack Straw, 52.829 seconds were missing from the AUD2 source and was filled in with audio from the AUD1 source. This includes the first notes of Jack Straw.

6) Between Jack Straw and They Love Each Other, 30.872 seconds were missing from the AUD2 source and was filled in with audio from the AUD1 source. This includes the first notes of They Love Each Other.

7) Mexicali Blues uses AUD1 at 60 and SBD3 at 40.

8) Between They Love Each Other and Mexicali Blues, 44.969 seconds were missing from the SBD3 source and was filled in with audio from the AUD1 source.

9) Loose Lucy, Looks Like Rain, Row Jimmy and Big River uses AUD1 at 55 and SBD2 at 45.

10) Between Mexicali Blues and Loose Lucy, 28.745 seconds were missing from the SBD3 source and was filled in with audio from the AUD1 source.

11) 4 minutes and 51 seconds into Loose Lucy, 2 minutes and 31.970 seconds were missing from the AUD1 source and was filled in with audio from the SBD3 source.

12) Between Looks Like Rain and Row Jimmy, 0.556 seconds were missing from the SBD2 source and was filled in with audio from the AUD1 source.

13) Equipment\Tuning, China Cat Sunflower, I Know You Rider, Around And Around and Ramble On Rose use AUD1 at 50 and SBD1 at 50.

14) 6 minutes and 24 seconds into China Cat Sunflower, 2 minutes and 30.814 seconds were missing from the AUD1 source and was filled in with audio from the AUD2 source. This includes first notes of I Know You Rider.

15) At the beginning of Ramble On Rose, 2.261 seconds were missing from the AUD1 source and was filled in with audio from the AUD2 source. The first notes of Ramble On Rose are missing from all sources.

16) Between Ramble On Rose and El Paso, 3.025 seconds were missing from the AUD1 source and was filled in with audio from the SBD1 source.

17) El Paso and Mississippi Halfstep are a combination of AUD1 and AUD2 mixed at 65/35.

18) Between El Paso and Mississippi Halfstep, 1 mintue and 1.921 seconds were missing from the AUD2 source and was filled in with audio from the AUD1 source.

19) Between Mississippi Halfstep and Greatest Story, 57.144 seconds were missing from the AUD2 source and was filled in with audio from the AUD1 source. This includes the last notes of Mississippi Halfstep.

20) The rest of the show (Greatest Story, China Doll, Truckin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Eyes of the World, Weather Report Suite and Sugar Magnolia use AUD1 at 50 and SBD1 at 50.

21) Between Mississippi Halfstep and Greatest Story, 1 minute and 46.217 seconds were missing from the AUD1 source and was filled in with audio from the SBD2 source. This includes the first 1 minute and 16 seconds of Greatest Story.

22) Between Mississippi Halfstep and Greatest Story, 2 minute and 35.313 seconds were missing from the SBD1 source and was filled in with audio from the SBD2 source. This includes the first 1 minute and 24 seconds of Greatest Story.

23) 4 minutes and 57 seconds into Eyes Of The World, 41.364 seconds were missing from the AUD1 source and was filled in with audio from the SBD2 source.

24) 4 minutes and 59 seconds into Eyes Of The World, 1 minute and 30.913 seconds were missing from the SBD1 source and was filled in with audio from the SBD2 source.

25) 6 minutes and 22 seconds into Sugar Magnolia, 2 minute and 17.251 seconds were missing from the AUD1 source and was filled in with audio from the AUD2 source. This is just after the beginning of Sunshine Daydream.

26) 6 minutes and 35 seconds into Sugar Magnolia, 2 minute and 07.549 seconds were missing from the SBD1 source and was filled in with audio from the AUD2 source.

27) Timing of this matrix was difficult due to the differnce in the various sources. The AUD1 source was used a reference due to its lineage and consistency. SBD1 was slightly faster at .5% or .2 seconds per minute, SBD2 was slightly slower at .5% or .2 seconds per minute and AUD2\SBD3 was all over the board but mostly slower.

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Reviewer: c-freedom - - November 22, 2014
Subject: We will see summer come again...
Just a comment on the tail end of this show.
(So no rating given)
This is not a long explorative EYES but it is very nicely played and you can pick up Phil right out of the gate. The horns kick in for me as Jerry is in the middle of first verse.
Very cool to listen to on the headphones as the horn players are adding a very mellowing effect to the song. Jerry comes in pretty quickly with the 2nd verse. Here is Donna putting her vocal stamp on things. and now let's see where this jam takes us. Not lengthy but earnest. 3rd verse and chorus. Phil is grabbing the lead here. Wow, that is an interesting challenge for the horn players. And now it is Jerry rephrasing what Phil has just put down. And it is into the Stronger than Dirt territory. Phil sounds great with them horn players. Oh, pretty cool horn scatting.. meltdown is possible here! Yes, that is right on! much applause, back into overdrive with Jerry in command. Keith laying down some piano.
The horn players are ready to play now!
I like the Weather Report Suite but this is a tough placement for it. Although it is well played and you have the horns involved. Still this is a good listen. And the Let it Grow has some nice work by the horn players and the band.
Sugar Magnolia after the Suite is a head scratcher?
But Sugar Magnolia with horns? Sure why not!
It takes the horn players some time to catch the tune but they are riding it right into the SSD.
Note: Sound gives out and muddies for the SSD.
(I remember Bobby saying something once about Sugar Magnolia breaking big as hell in Pittsburg.)

Reviewer: darkczar - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 21, 2014
Subject: who's playing those horns on Eyes of the World?
This is a nicely played show. The sound quality is pretty good.

Does anyone know anything about the horns on Eyes of the World?
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 19, 2013
Subject: -
The first thing I notice, listening to the first set, is that the Dead are playing so well it's ridiculous. The second thing is that the crowd energy by the taper is really ugly. What are they booing during Rain? Amazing Row Jimmy, very slow, very intricate. Splendid singing tonight too.

Great all the way through. Excellent mix.
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